Presbyterian Women

For over two hundred years, Presbyterian Women (PW) organizations have played a vital role in the mission and ministry of the Presbyterian Church. Today, that rich history continues in congregations, synods, and presbyteries across the denomination.

The Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery (PWP) consists of over 50 Blackhawk congregations that have active Presbyterian Women circles. These circles conduct Bible study, engage in church and community projects, and contribute to such special offerings as the Birthday Offering, Thank Offering, and Fellowship of the Least Coin which provide funding for childcare, agricultural projects, and community development to name just a few.

Today, the contributions that Presbyterian Women organizations make to the life of the church embody their Purpose Statement and reflects their mission and ministry.

Presbyterian Women Purpose

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:
to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
to support the mission of the church worldwide,
to work for justice and peace, and
to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA)
and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

PWP Report/CWS Challenge for 2024

Welcome to 2024. Hopefully, your holidays went well with lots of activities with family and friends.

I’m going to try to guide you again this year with another successful Church World Service Kits Program. This year let’s see if we can outdo the collections that we accomplished last year. Several churches made kits or contributed funds to help ship the kits to wherever they were needed.

When you set your goal for this year, please let me know what it will be. Even a small financial contribution will be very helpful. Think of all the disasters that have been happening all over the world, be it a tornado, earthquake, or war, many people need our help to start a new life in a safer place.

At the CWS website, you can order a pamphlet that explains what goes into the different style kits.

Blessings to all,
Jill Sunday
PWP Communications Editor


Moderator PWP
Karen Williams

Treasurer PWP
Karen Finch
6011 E. Woodburn Rd, Byron, IL 61010-9633

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